My mother, the world's greatest proponent of Mamaknology, was adamant about this one. In her infinite vision and hard-won wisdom, she would see Michelle Obama as a spiritual daughter, as truly as I see her as my spiritual sister. Apparantly, I am not the only woman of color who senses, indulges, and celebrates this bond. I recently got this article from a friend, and it is too appropriate to forego the opportunity to share. Unfortunately, I do not have an author for attribution, but read on ...
Why white America fears Michelle more than Barack.
Excerpts from a 'Jack & Jill politics' newsletter:
As hard as it is to accept a black president, it's even harder to accept a black first lady. First Lady has always held a beloved sentimental mother/wife of the nation symbolism. Conservatives are not ready to have to look at this very BLACK woman with her degrees and her fierceness and see her as the epitome of the American mother/wife.
Little African American girls need a vision and dream of what it is like to be loved by a man who looks just like them.